All England Waits
‘I wandered out/ into the meadow/ I buried my face/in the grass for a while/ and wished the earth/ was you.’
Myers’ All England Waits was made in response to love letters from WWII housed in the Imperial War Museum archives. Written by women, they were sent to their husbands, boyfriends and fiancées serving overseas.
Although the work exists as individual prints for exhibition, All England Waits was conceived as a book. The combination of prose poems, archive ephemera and contemporary landscape images articulates something of the experience of women in wartime, yet also transcends this context to speak more generally about love and the fear of loss.
Myers’ photographic practice is immersed in the landscape and is predominantly concerned with hidden histories. She works slowly using traditional analogue technology.
All England Waits will be exhibited during 2014, to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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